Lamb in Love

Lamb in Love

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Carrie Brown's triumphant first novel, Rose's Garden, garnered high praise from the critics for its "simple, beautiful language," and for "plumbing the emotional depths of ordinary human beings." Just a year later, she does it again.

Lamb in Love is set in a rural English village the year of the Apollo moon landing and tells of two people surprised, halfway through their lives by...what? passion? desire? love? They haven't the experience to quite identify it.

Norris and Vida have known each other forever. Neither has had any idea how to go about falling in love.

Vida Stephen has been nanny for twenty years to the mentally handicapped son of a rich American widower. Every day for most of her life, she nods to Norris Lamb, the postmaster, when calling for her mail. Sometimes Norris offers pretty stamps to the boy. A fussy, stamp-collecting bachelor and church organist, Norris has fallen suddenly, amazingly, and secretly in love with Vida.

Witness to Norris and Vida's halting, at times embarrassing courtship is Vida's charge, Manford - mute and clumsy and yet possessed of an odd and gentle intelligence. It is through Manford, even thanks to him, that Norris and Vida finally come to recognize each other and themselves.

Carrie Brown has an affinity for the way love transforms the most ordinary and imperfect people. In Lamb in Love, she celebrates a man and a woman who discover in themselves a bravery that allows them to become the heroes of their own story.



Baker & Taylor
Norris Lamb, a timid English postmaster and church organist, falls helplessly, secretly in love with Vida Stephen, a nanny to the mentally handicapped son of a rich American widower

Blackwell North Amer
Lamb in Love is set in a rural English village and tells of two people surprised halfway through their lives by ... by what? passion? desire? love? Neither of them have the experience to quite identify it.
Vida Stephen is forty years old, nanny for twenty years to the mentally handicapped son of a rich American widower. Every day, for almost her whole life, she's nodded to postmaster Norris Lamb when calling for her mail. Norris is, at fifty-five, a fussy, stamp-collecting bachelor and church organist who has fallen suddenly, amazingly, and secretly in love with Vida. Sometimes Norris offers pretty stamps to the boy.
Witness to Norris and Vida's halting, sometimes embarrassing courtship is that boy, Vida's charge, Manford - mute and clumsy and yet possessed of a strange and gentle intelligence. It is through Manford, even thanks to him, that Norris and Vida finally come to recognize each other and themselves.

Baker
& Taylor

Norris Lamb, a timid English postmaster and church organist, falls helplessly, secretly in love with Vida Stephen, a nanny to the mentally handicapped son of a rich American widower. By the author of Rose's Garden. Tour.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c1999
ISBN: 9781565122031
1565122038
Branch Call Number: F BRO
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 22 cm

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